Jonathan Ross hosts the prestigious event

Celebrities are arriving at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden for the Baftas 2008.

Ricky Gervais was one of the first stars to walk up the red carpet and Keira Knightley, Daniel Day-Lewis and Julie Christie are expected any minute.

British film Atonement – starring Keira – has an amazing 14 nominations.

At a pre-awards party last night, Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen, Bob Geldof, Hugh Grant and Mariella Frostrup celebrated the event.

Jonathan Ross is the host this year and the show is broadcast on BBC One at 9.00pm.

SEE PICS of all the stars arriving at the Baftas >>